When it comes to planning a party or event, coming up with a location can sometimes be the most difficult part. Besides, with so many places to choose from on Long Island, how do you know you’re picking the right one? After all, the success of your event will rely on the venue. That’s why we compiled a list of things to consider when making a final decision on any party venue.
What to Consider when Deciding on a Party Venue
1. Location, Location, Location
Before you even begin looking for a party venue, it’s helpful to narrow down your search to a general area or location. Ideally, you want to be within a convenient distance for everyone.
However, if there are people coming in from out-of-town, it’s helpful to be near transportation hubs, hotels or even the airport. After all, you want your party or event to be located in a place that makes sense for people, so there will be more attendees.
2. Size Matters
Although bigger isn’t always better, it’s important to choose a party venue that can comfortably fit all of your attendees. While you don’t want your guests to feel crammed or suffocated, you also don’t want a place that’s too big, because it can make your party feel empty.
3. Laying it Out
You also have to think about what your party will include in terms of activities and amenities. For instance, if you’re planning on incorporating a dance floor, stage or DJ, you will need extra space and accommodations like outlets. Always make sure a venue can make these provisions.
From the flow of traffic to the floor plan layout, there are several aspects that must make sense for your party and event. When touring venues, it’s best to picture how your party will be laid out and go from there.
4. Feel the Vibe
Unfortunately, when choosing a place for their party or event, many people will ignore the venue’s atmosphere altogether. The ambiance and vibe of a room can go such a long way towards making your party feel fun and genuine.
After all, the absolute last thing you want is a barren, uninviting venue where everyone feels out of place and doesn’t enjoy themselves.
5. Accessibility for All
If there are certain attendees with accessibility restrictions, you must make sure that the party venue can still accommodate them. Whether you need a ramp, elevator or handicap parking spots, the location of your party should be accessible for everyone.
Without the right venue, your party may not go exactly as you’d like it to, so consider these factors and set your event up for success.